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Summer in the City
The Lovin' Spoonful Lyrics


Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck gettin' dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity?
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people lookin' half dead
Walkin' on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night, it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on, and dance all night
Despite the heat, it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
The days can't be like the nights
In the summer in the city
In the summer in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressed so fine and lookin' so pretty
Cool cat lookin' for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
'Til I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Runnin' upstairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

But at night, it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on, and dance all night
Despite the heat, it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
The days can't be like the nights
In the summer in the city
In the summer in the city

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck gettin' dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity?
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people lookin' half dead
Walkin' on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night, it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on, and dance all night
Despite the heat, it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
The days can't be like the nights
In the summer in the city
In the summer in the city

Lyrics ยฉ BMG Rights Management, CARLIN AMERICA INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Steve Boone, John Benson Sebastian, Mark Douglas Sebastian

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Michelle Prie

That's PURE SUMMER FEELING!!! ๐ŸŒžโค๐ŸŒž

AmericanGiant100

Over 55 years later here in summer of 2022 and still arguably one of the best songs ever written about the weather in this case 'heat." Very timely in almost every summer season. Plus even more timely as much of the World here in July 2022 from China to Western Europe and the United States are all going through at the same time some of the worst heat waves in the history of the World.

Kat Doherty

Ohh, Yes....๐Ÿ˜Ž

Muffs 55mercury

Very timely indeed. Hit #1 on 8/13/1966. The heat has subsided a little bit but it's still summer for at least another month.

Danny Miles

That part at 1.18 where just the keyboards are played, that part has always been just brilliant for me. Wonderful thankyou.

Erin Thesystem

This song is so evocative that I never picture the people just sitting there, in the clothing of their era, playing it.

MichaelAngelo Taylor

@Erin Thesystem yes, I was serious. It wasn't a dig, or making fun of you. But nice, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Erin Thesystem

@MichaelAngelo Taylor "Evocative," I said. Figure it out.
- But, if you're serious, I picture fire escapes and dancing on rooftops at night, with people dressed like they were in "West Side Story."

MichaelAngelo Taylor

Hmmm, why not? And what exactly DID you picture? lol

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